Suburb Profile Report for Lenah Valley TAS (7008)

Lenah Valley House: Median price $470,000, Annual capital growth 3.76%, Number of sales 80, Weekly median advertised rent $390

Lenah Valley Unit: Median price $317,000, Annual capital growth 3.71%, Number of sales 36, Weekly median advertised rent $310

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Investment property in Lenah Valley has done not badly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 12.17%

Across a shorter period, Lenah Valley, 7008 has seen a median price increase of 1.04% over the last quarter.

State is the 4th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -6.57% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Lenah Valley itself are offering an average vendor discount of -6.83% to real estate investors.

Advertised rents are around the $390 mark per week – giving a return of 4.31% based on the median price in Suburb

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Lenah Valley, 7008 to the rest of Australia, it performed very well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this TAS suburb was 17.41%.

Lenah Valley,7008 was ranked 610 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Lenah Valley7008 is located in TAS which offers an average discount of -5.10% to property investors. Lenah Valley itself is showing figures that indicate -4.83% is the average achievable by property buyers investing in the suburb.

In the last year 36 properties changed hands in Lenah Valley, which puts it as the 14th most active market in TAS when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

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Lenah Valley is just 5km north-west of the Hobart CBD, situated in the foothills of Mount Wellington. It’s serviced by a number of bus routes affording easy access to the CBD, although congestion can be a problem on Augusta Road at peak times.Full summary

Lenah Valley is just 5km north-west of the Hobart CBD, situated in the foothills of Mount Wellington. It’s serviced by a number of bus routes affording easy access to the CBD, although congestion can be a problem on Augusta Road at peak times.

There is a reasonable level of amenities within the suburb itself, including a primary school, a Catholic school and a number of shops, cafes and restaurants on Augusta Road. The wider amenities of New Town and North Hobart are also within easy reach, as is the larger shopping centre in Moonah. There are also a number of reserves and parks in the area, as well as impressive views of Mount Wellington to the west and the Derwent River to the east.

It’s affordable in comparison to neighbours Mount Stuart, New Town and West Hobart, and demand for property is high, with realestate.com.au reporting 26 people searching per property. This suggests the scope for further growth is good. Properties in the older eastern part of the suburb tend to fetch a premium.

 

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$470,000 $317,000
1.04% 2.26%
12.17% 17.41%
3.76% 3.71%
$390 $310
80 36
4.31% 5.09%
39.51 26.16

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 5852
Median household income ($/weekly) 1265
Median age of persons 39
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1620
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 676 11.5
    25-34 years 729 12.5
    35-44 years 921 15.7
    45-54 years 887 15.2
    55-64 years 724 12.4
    Others 1916 32.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 2093 46.7
    Not Married 1906 42.5
    Defacto Relationship 487 10.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4867 85.7
    Japan 47 0.8
    Papua New Guinea 51 0.9
    United Kingdom 223 3.9
    Other 175 3.1
    Others 316 5.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 52 0.9
    Christianity 3476 63.3
    Islam 58 1.1
    Other Religious Groups 47 0.9
    No Religion 1816 33.1
    Others 38 0.7
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 225 10.3
    $600-$799 222 10.1
    $1,000-$1,249 218 9.9
    $1,500-$1,999 323 14.7
    $2,000-$2,499 210 9.6
    Others 993 45.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1865 39.9
    Not in the labour force 1407 30.1
    Employed, worked part-time 1104 23.6
    Employed, away from work 170 3.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 127 2.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 332 10.6
    Professionals 942 30.0
    Technicians & trades workers 389 12.4
    Community & personal service workers 334 10.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 552 17.6
    Others 590 18.8
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 37 2.6
    Infants/Primary 471 33.3
    Secondary 409 28.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 147 10.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 313 22.1
    Others 37 2.6
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 5020 89.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 332 5.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 235 4.2
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 14 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 924 39.3
    Fully owned 875 37.2
    Rented 539 22.9
    Other tenure type 16 0.7
    Tenure Type
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